Bisqwit's identd


1. Purpose

ident daemon for unix systems, implementing rfc1413 defined behaviour.
 
There is also a Debian package available, coordinated by Wesley W. Terpstra.
The package for your architechture can be downloaded from any official Debian mirror.

2. Why another identd daemon?

Because there is no other (wasn't in 2000 at least) which worked correctly over multiple NATs.
The program works like an ident daemon is supposed to work. It allows people to query who's connecting in which port. Masquerading is supported, and works recursively. Works only under Linux, due to the use of /proc filesystem.
 
My typical case (why I made this):
  • Alpha has the internet connection. It has an ip in internet.
  • Beta is masqueraded by Alpha.
  • Gamma is masqueraded by Beta.
  • Somebody in Gamma starts irc, and the irc server (in internet) gets the username of the user in Gamma, correctly.
All computers in the identd masquerading chain must be running bidentd, except the end part, which can be using any identd daemon, as long as that one does not care about the source ip address.

3. Notes

Version 1.0.8 and prior worked only on the 2.2 -series of the Linux kernel, but 1.0.9 supports 2.4 too.
Since 1.1.0, kernel family 2.6 is supported too.

4. Version history

Thu 2010-04-29 18:43 Joel Yliluoma <joel.yliluoma@iki.fi>

	* Version 1.1.4.1

	    - Integrated Wesley W.Terpstra's patch fixing manpages on UTF-8 terminals.

Tue 2010-04-29 09:17 Joel Yliluoma <joel.yliluoma@iki.fi>

	* Version 1.1.4

	    - Integrated Thibaut Var´┐Żne's patch fixing a forwarding-looping bug.

Tue 2009-10-20 10:05 Joel Yliluoma <joel.yliluoma@iki.fi>

	* Version 1.1.3

	    - Integrated Wesley W.Terpstra's patch fixing compilation.

Wed 2009-03-18 11:20 Joel Yliluoma <joel.yliluoma@iki.fi>

	* Version 1.1.2.1

	    - A maintenance update that does change functionality.

Mon 2007-04-02 19:38 Joel Yliluoma <joel.yliluoma@iki.fi>

	* Version 1.1.2

	    - Fixed a reported compilation error on GCC 4.3.

Sat 2005-05-13 13:35 Joel Yliluoma <joel.yliluoma@iki.fi>

	* Version 1.1.1

	    - Removed the rfc file from archive to make the life easier
	      for the Debian politics.

Mon 2005-03-14 21:15 Joel Yliluoma <joel.yliluoma@iki.fi>

	* Version 1.1.0

	    - Integrated Wesley W. Terpstra's patch for kernel 2.6-support.
	    - Integrated Wesley W. Terpstra's patch for root privilege
	      separation.

Thu 2003-02-13 15:06 Joel Yliluoma <joel.yliluoma@iki.fi>

	* Version 1.0.10

	    - Fixed minor masquerading bugs: ^M and space were
	      cumulated in the reply for each masquerading chain.
	    - Fixed syslog: ^M was superfluously added to every message.

Tue 2002-05-14 19:33 Joel Yliluoma <joel.yliluoma@iki.fi>

	* Version 1.0.9.1

	    - Updated the document generating mechanism.

Sun 2002-05-01 18:59 Joel Yliluoma <joel.yliluoma@iki.fi>

	* Version 1.0.9

	    - Applied Wesley W. Terpstra's patch for kernel 2.4-support.
	    - Updated the documentation about Debian support.

Sun 2001-10-04 22:50 Joel Yliluoma <joel.yliluoma@iki.fi>

	* Version 1.0.8

	    - Updated the documentation.

Sun 2001-07-14 18:27 Joel Yliluoma <joel.yliluoma@iki.fi>

	* Version 1.0.7

	    - Some minor changes to get this to compile with gcc-3.0.

Sun 2000-11-01 23:35 Joel Yliluoma <joel.yliluoma@iki.fi>

	* Version 1.0.6

	    - Updated the documentation.

Sun 2000-10-28 12:53 Joel Yliluoma <joel.yliluoma@iki.fi>

	* Version 1.0.5

	    - Changed ll_normal to ll_verbose somewhere in main.cc

Mon 2000-10-23 23:37 Joel Yliluoma <joel.yliluoma@iki.fi>

	* Version 1.0.4

	    - Applied gaia's patch
	    - Rewrote argv handling
	    - Updated the manual page

Mon 2000-10-23 23:00 Antti-Juhani Kaijanaho <gaia@iki.fi>

	* Unreleased patch

	    - Added logging support.

	    - Fixed identd recommendation (nowait, not wait)

Wed 2000-10-18 20:43 Joel Yliluoma <joel.yliluoma@iki.fi>

	* Version 1.0.3

	    - Renamed the package to bidentd, for
	      convenience. It was identd previously.

Wed 2000-10-18 14:33 Joel Yliluoma <joel.yliluoma@iki.fi>

	* Version 1.0.2

	    - Reindented the sourcecode.

Wed 2000-10-18 02:56 Joel Yliluoma <joel.yliluoma@iki.fi>

	* Version 1.0.1

	    - Whoap. I accidentally installed it
	      as inetd and wiped my inetd out.
	    - This version should be working, and supports
	      masquerading. It works even through chains
	      of masquerades - multiple masquerades. Fetching
	      recursively the identd from remote hosts. :)

Thu 2000-10-17 18:38 Joel Yliluoma <joel.yliluoma@iki.fi>

	* Version 1.0.0

	    - Initial version
	    - Does actually nothing.

5. Copying

bidentd has been written by Joel Yliluoma, and is distributed under the terms of the General Public License (GPL).

6. Requirements

GNU make is probably required.

7. Installation

make install (as root)
make startup (Follow the instructions)

8. Uninstallation

make uninstall
Edit /etc/inetd.conf

9. Updating from possible previous version

make update

10. Compilation only.

make

11. Downloading

Downloading help

  • Do not download everything - you only need one file (newest version for your platform)!
  • Do not use download accelerators or you will be banned from this server before your download is complete!

The most recent source code (bleeding edge) for bidentd can also be downloaded by cloning the Git repository by:

Date (Y-md-Hi) acc        Size Name                
2010-0429-1844 r--       21641 bidentd-1.1.4.1.tar.bz2
2010-0429-1844 r--       22315 bidentd-1.1.4.1.tar.gz
2010-0429-1733 r--       21629 bidentd-1.1.4.tar.bz2
2010-0429-1733 r--       22268 bidentd-1.1.4.tar.gz
2009-1020-1013 r--       21540 bidentd-1.1.3.tar.bz2
2009-1020-1013 r--       22220 bidentd-1.1.3.tar.gz
2009-0318-1124 r--       21510 bidentd-1.1.2.1.tar.bz2
2009-0318-1124 r--       22222 bidentd-1.1.2.1.tar.gz
2007-0402-1940 r--       20554 bidentd-1.1.2.tar.bz2
2007-0402-1940 r--       20737 bidentd-1.1.2.tar.gz
2007-0402-1940 r--        1436 patch-bidentd-1.1.1-1.1.2.bz2
2007-0402-1940 r--        1316 patch-bidentd-1.1.1-1.1.2.gz
2006-0513-1339 r--       20442 bidentd-1.1.1.tar.bz2
2006-0513-1339 r--       20625 bidentd-1.1.1.tar.gz
2006-0513-1339 r--        7647 patch-bidentd-1.1.0-1.1.1.bz2
2006-0513-1339 r--        7923 patch-bidentd-1.1.0-1.1.1.gz
2005-0314-2119 r--       25268 bidentd-1.1.0.tar.bz2
2005-0314-2119 r--        6424 patch-bidentd-1.0.10-1.1.0.bz2
2003-0213-1511 r--       24503 bidentd-1.0.10.tar.bz2
2003-0213-1511 r--        9925 patch-bidentd-1.0.9.1-1.0.10.bz2
2003-0213-1511 r--       11731 patch-bidentd-1.0.9-1.0.10.bz2
2002-0514-1934 r--       23049 bidentd-1.0.9.1.tar.bz2
2002-0514-1934 r--        4932 patch-bidentd-1.0.9-1.0.9.1.bz2
2002-0506-1851 r--       21216 bidentd-1.0.9.tar.bz2
2002-0506-1851 r--        6041 patch-bidentd-1.0.8-1.0.9.bz2
2002-0127-0609 r--       21226 bidentd-1.0.8.rar
2002-0127-0609 r--       20608 bidentd-1.0.8.tar.bz2
2001-1017-0433 r--       23238 bidentd-1.0.8.zip
2002-0127-0609 r--        5265 patch-bidentd-1.0.7-1.0.8.bz2
2001-0714-1827 r--       18243 bidentd-1.0.7.rar
2001-0714-1827 r--       17394 bidentd-1.0.7.tar.bz2
2001-0714-1827 r--       20665 bidentd-1.0.7.zip
2001-0714-1827 r--        1465 patch-bidentd-1.0.6-1.0.7.bz2
2000-1101-2335 r--       18056 bidentd-1.0.6.rar
2000-1101-2335 r--       17191 bidentd-1.0.6.tar.bz2
2000-1101-2335 r--       20471 bidentd-1.0.6.zip
2000-1101-2335 r--         866 patch-bidentd-1.0.5-1.0.6.bz2
2000-1028-1253 r--       18019 bidentd-1.0.5.rar
2000-1028-1253 r--       17136 bidentd-1.0.5.tar.bz2
2000-1028-1253 r--       20431 bidentd-1.0.5.zip
2000-1028-1253 r--         595 patch-bidentd-1.0.4-1.0.5.bz2
2000-1028-1243 r--       17980 bidentd-1.0.4.rar
2000-1028-1243 r--       17124 bidentd-1.0.4.tar.bz2
2000-1028-1243 r--       20380 bidentd-1.0.4.zip
2000-1028-1243 r--        4311 patch-bidentd-1.0.3-1.0.4.bz2
2000-1023-2227 r--       16739 bidentd-1.0.3.rar
2000-1023-2227 r--       15807 bidentd-1.0.3.tar.bz2
2000-1023-2227 r--       18937 bidentd-1.0.3.zip
2000-1023-2227 r--        2451 patch-bidentd-1.0.2-1.0.3.bz2
2000-1018-2005 r--       15360 bidentd-1.0.2.tar.bz2
2000-1018-2005 r--        2310 patch-bidentd-1.0.1-1.0.2.bz2
2000-1018-0428 r--       15344 bidentd-1.0.1.tar.bz2
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